Groa

Norse - A giantess and sorceress. Sister of Signe-Alveig. Husband of Orvandil. Mother of Hedding and Svipdag. Mother of Gudhorn by Halfdan. Mother of Orvandil, in some accounts. After the duel with Hrungnir, Thor was left with a piece of flint embedded in his forehead. Groa recited runes that started to extract it but when Thor told her that he had rescued Orvandil, her husband (or son), she forgot where she was in the recital and was unable to complete the removal of the flint. She was abducted by her brother-inlaw, Halfdan, who fathered on her a son, Gudhorn. On occassion, referred to as Groa, Groad or Groad.

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